Generate random password, human readable with no special characters.

false; while [ $? != 0 ]; do apg -c /dev/urandom -n1 -E oOlL10 | egrep '^[[:alnum:]]+$'; done

By: evolix
2012-04-24 08:30:28

What Others Think

Why do you have a while loop and grep, when apg has a -M option (use these character classes)? apg -M NCL -n1 -E 0O1lI Also you've included L (capital ell) in your exclusion list, but that doesn't look like another character. I've changed it to "zero", "cappital oh", "one", "lowercase ell", "capital eye".
flatcap · 471 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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